Innovation for the SDGs

Regional Forum


December 2016


Kuwait City, Kuwait

Youth Participants

About The Program

The second year of YLP saw the expansion of activities at national levels, with more and more young people joining the YLP family.

The Regional Forum was organized in Kuwait in partnership with the Ministry of Youth in Kuwait, in December 2016. Additional partnerships for the forum included UN Women Regional Office for the Arab States and the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth.

The regional workshop invested in empowering young women and men, as partners and champions for the SDGs across the Arab region. Recognizing that youth’s knowledge and creativity is essential to realizing the SDGs, the workshop used creative approaches to offer a learning environment to discuss in detail the 2030 agenda.

The Regional Forum addressed sustainable development challenges in four prioritized thematic areas: Gender Equality, Good Governance, Social Cohesion, and Economic Empowerment. The workshop offered youth a variety of ways to engage and interact: e.g., focused and analytical plenary sessions, hands-on working sessions, and in-depth technical sessions to ensure that youth are aware and ready to take action.